Students in courtyard following HKS Day of Service

Student Life

Harvard Kennedy School is situated on the banks of the Charles River in one of the nation's preeminent university towns - Cambridge, Massachusetts.  It is here in Harvard Square that Kennedy School students attend classes, forge lifelong friendships, and experience all the other advantages of living in a bustling city: restaurants, retail stores, and coffee shops. Harvard University itself offers remarkable cultural riches, such as the Fogg Museum, the American Repertory Theater, and a host of world renowned libraries. Boston, New England's largest city and home to shopping, nightlife, and historical points of interest, is located on the opposite bank of the river and is just a short subway ride away.

We welcome you to visit HKS but if you are unable to do so, please explore this site to gain a better understanding of student life both on and off campus.

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